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Third Human Case of Hantavirus in Illinois

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Third Human Case of Hantavirus in Illinois (2012, May 11) [529**12]

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the third case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a rodent-spread disease, in Illinois. Final confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be available next week. The states first case, reported in 1996, was a northwestern Illinois man who died from the disease. The second case, in 2005, was a Kankakee County resident who had worked in a greenhouse. The third case is an Iroquois County resident who first exhibited symptoms in late April of this year and was hospitalized in May with fever and shortness of breath. The patient has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering. The individual became ill after cleaning out a structure where rodents were seen.

 

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Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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  • Language(s): EN-English
  • Creation Date (from issuing agency): 05 11 2012
  • Document Modification Date (from issuing agency): 05 11 2012
  • Date Accepted Into Depository: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:31:45 UTC
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